My role as a research Officer with the Birmingham city council

Birmingham City Council Internship

My role as a research Officer with the Birmingham city council involved talking with families, involved in social services,  about their experiences of the Family group Conference (FGC), a fairly new service offered the Birmingham city council; I collated both quantitative and qualitative data about family member’s experiences and outcome post-service. My responsibilities included generating telephone and face-to-face interview questions, creating further information handouts to leave with families, to contact families’ social workers and conduct interviews. I additionally had the opportunity to attend a FGC (this is a family decision making and planning process, facilitated by an Independent Co-ordinator) intervention meeting and a review meeting to understand the procedure.

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Richard Rogerson / Birmingham City Council House, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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Case Study of an International Alumni with a Tier 2 visa

By Bharath Rao Kappet

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By MIT (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 As an Indian student in UK I think its fair to say that at first I was very lost, not knowing where or how to start my career. However, by talking to my teachers I came to know about the Careers Network. Through events like the mentoring scheme and events conducted for international students, not only was I able to pick up key strategies like the usefulness of networking and creating the perfect pitch, I was also able to use it in my own life, securing a job as a project manager for an engineering firm.

 

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Choices, choices, applications

PetePete Connolly, Finalist Physics

As if final year students don’t have enough on their plates with dissertations, research projects or, as in my case, final year laboratory projects, this is time at which students must decide what exactly they intend to do with the rest of their lives. In the majority of cases this requires, in one form or another, combinations of applications and interviews. Continue reading